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Revision as of 22:07, 6 December 2012

Marmadoc Brandybuck
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesMasterful
LocationBrandy Hall, Buckland
BirthS.R. 1217
DeathS.R. 1310
Family
ParentageMadoc Brandybuck
Hanna Goldworthy
Physical Description
GenderMale

Marmadoc "Masterful" Brandybuck was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Marmadoc was the son of Madoc Brandybuck and Hanna Goldworthy. He married Adaldrida Bolger and had two children, Gorbadoc and Orgulas.[1]

Etymology

Marmadoc is an actual Celtic name, a variation of Marmaduke. It derives from Máel Máedóc, which means "disciple of Saint Máedóc".[source?][2] It is possible this is a reference to his father Madoc.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  2. Behindthename.com, MARMADUKE, accessed December 12, 2010